A Teacher's Treasure: Incentives! Make your own scratch cards for rewards in the classroom. Her incentives are for middle/high school kids. (Can also add may listen to music while working.) Shows how to make scratch off cards!
On the first day of school I write my kids a letter telling about myself, and then their task is to write a letter back to me. It gives the kids something simple to do while I deal with parents, school supplies and any other first day hiccups. The letters